Kerala, a tropical symphony, is a state on the southwestern, Malabar Coast of India. Languid backwaters, leafy coastlines, sprawling tea gardens, and coconut vendors at every corner to vanquish your thirst, Kerala, famously known as 'God’s Own Country', is a tiny sliver of paradise that is one of the best tropical tourist destinations.
Kerala has an extensive network of water-ways known as Kerala Backwaters, at an entire stretch of around 600kms. The destination called by National Geographic as the Green Venice of the East due to the green coconut trees making the backwaters into a shade of emerald, with splashes of red setting sun offers a very serene tropical destination.
Whether you want to bask in the sun and sand of the palm tree-lined Kovalam beaches, or you want to take a hike to Munnar hill station, or even if you just want to walk down the bustling streets of Kochi, Kerala has everything to offer to the travellers. Apart from lush green and lovely hills of Wayanad and Idukki, and backwater destinations including Alleppey and Kumarakom along with the lush spice plantations of Thekkady, are among a few of the highlights of Kerala.
The land of simple and literate citizens, Kerala amuses you with its spectacular dance forms, music and handicraft. The backwaters, wildlife sanctuaries, mountain ranges and beaches give you ecstatic pleasure, and the serenity refreshes your mind and body.
Ayurveda believed to be the oldest healthcare system in the world, is the pride of God’s own country. A source of healing and rejuvenation for the body, mind and soul, it touches lives like nothing else ever can.
Kerala’s delicately spiced, taste-bud-tingling cuisine is as distinctive as its cultural life. Influenced by its long coastline and flavoured by the all pervasive coconut, it is enriched by exotic fruits, vegetables and seafood, and garnished to perfection with its distinct aroma of spices.
Kerala has a large number of temples holding various festivals among which the most popular and celebrated festival is Onam. With a legacy of over six centuries, the Chundan Vallom or Snake Boat of God’s own country is a majestic sight to behold! A race of such grand vessels is one of those rare events that truly inspire awe in travellers.